I believe there are angels among us

Finally telling my story (the first time I’ve ever shared much of this with anyone), inspired me to share the following experience.

When I was about 3, my grandma had joined my family for a hike somewhere in the Wasatch Mountains.  At some point, I must have done something to displease my father (my biological father).

To punish me, I was told that they were going to leave me on the trail.  They told me to sit on a log, while they all walked out of sight. 

Apparently they hadn’t walked far, thinking they’d wait a while, let me learn my lesson, and then they’d come back and get me. 

Instead, and not long after, I came casually walking around the corner, looking happy as ever.  When they asked me how I’d found them, I answered that a man in white had come and explained to me that I shouldn’t be worried, and told me where to find them.

Unfortunately I don’t have much of a memory of this, but my grandma has told me this story since I was young.

Not from this instance only, but from numerous occasions throughout my life, I’ve become convinced that we’re surrounded by loved ones.  Our “guardian angels” if you will.  These are not just strangers, but people who, for some reason or another, have a divine interest in our personal well-being, family or friends who have passed before, and who are there for us.

So whatever trial you’re experiencing.  However alone you may feel in your life, in your struggles, or in your efforts, know this – that you are not alone.  There are those that you cannot see that are there to help you, and the impact of their efforts is real, if seldom recognized.


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  1. Jared says:

    Wow, what an interesting story. I’d like to swap stories with ya. Go to my website and read, Jared’s Testimony.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rusty Lindquist says:

    Jared, I read your post, and I’m glad to see you’re sharing your experience. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    Athena, you’re most welcome. It’s a marvelous thing indeed. Thanks for stopping by, and please come again.

  3. Stephanie Shores says:

    One of my favorite songs is “Angels Among Us” by Alabama. Listen to it Rusty, it tells your story set to music!!!!

  4. Rusty Lindquist says:

    LOL, that was my inspiration for the post. I was listening to the song full blast in my car on the way to work, and felt inspired to share my story. I love that song. When I play it, my 5 kids all sing along at the top of their lungs – it’s quite entertaining (since most of us can’t sing).


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